|In crisis? Please reach out… Call 1-800-273-TALK(8255) or visit
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org to chat with someone 24 hours a day.
Given my Libertarian tendencies, I’ve historically believed that so long as someone’s actions don’t directly harm others, then to each their own.
Theoretically, I’ve applied this belief system to life and death. I strongly support physician-assisted suicide and I’ve always believed that labeling suicide as a crime is silly.
Philosophically, I support the right for people to choose death. If you are in intolerable pain and suffering, isn’t the most ethical thing to allow you to relieve that hurt?
Death in the age of Facebook is an interesting proposition.
I’ve been looking at my friend’s Facebook page through which his family has been communicating about funeral arrangements and what not. I’ve kept up on the comments of shock, sadness, guilt, anger.
So many people have said things like: If I had only known… Why didn’t he call me… I would have been there in a second… I, basically an acquaintance at this point, have wondered What if I had just sent him a message… would it have made a difference?
If you are in crisis, please reach out, please call someone, no matter the hour. Your life is worth it.